Sunday, March 8, 2009

juicy yellow

Nothing says spring like a shot of lemon yellow. It was snowing (!) in Portland last night. Unheard of in March! I am sooooo ready for spring this year. And summer is on my mind too with the lemon drops pictured above. They are so very yummy and would be a wonderful signature cocktail at your reception. Also very delicious sipped on the back patio after the wedding but that is another story! Here is a great recipe.

1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce triple sec
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
4-5 ice cubes
superfine sugar, for the martini glass rim
lemon twist

1 Chill martini glasses in freezer for at least 10 minutes prior to serving
2 Place vodka, triple sec, lemon juice and sugar into a cocktail shaker with 4-5 ice cubes and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
3 Run the lemon twist around the edge of the chilled martini glass and dunk in a small amount of the superfine sugar for a coated rim.
4 Pour the strained martini into the chilled glasses and serve
(photos: dresses J. Crew, 2,3,4,5,7, 6 martha stewart weddings)

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